• Short Summary

    IN ELISABETHVILLE, DEC 24, THE FUNERAL OF THE FORMER RED CROSS CHIEF IN KATANGA, M.?

  • Description

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    GV MOURNERS AT GRAVE SIDE
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    SV LAST OF THE THREE COFFINS PLACED IN POSITION
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    SV KATANGA DEFENCE MINISTER YAV SPEAKING AT GRAVE SIDE
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    SV NUNS
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    LV PREACHER READS SERVICE
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    CU DITTO
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    SCU WREATH PLACED ON COFFIN
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    SV EUROPEAN MOURNERS
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    CU INSCRIPTION ON COFFIN M. SMEDDING
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    SV PAN RED CROSS AND NUNS THROW EARTH ON COFFIN
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    Background: IN ELISABETHVILLE, DEC 24, THE FUNERAL OF THE FORMER RED CROSS CHIEF IN KATANGA, M. GEORGES OLIVET, TOOK PLACE. HE AND TWO OTHER RED CROSS OFFICIALS, M. SMEDDING AND MME. VROONEN, WERE BURIED IN THE CEMETERY OUTSIDE THE KATANGA CAPITAL. MEMBERS OF THE RED CROSS IN THE CITY ATTENDED THE SERVICE. ALSO PRESENT WAS THE KATANGA DEFENCE MINISTER, M. YAV.

    AFTER BEING MISSING SINCE DEC 13, THE BODIES OF M. OLIVET AND HIS TWO COMPANIONS WERE FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ELISABETHVILLE. THEY HAD SET OUT IN AN AMBULANCE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH SOME CIVILIANS, STRANDED IN THE FIGHTING BETWEEN THE UN AND KATANGA FORCES.

    NEAR THE GRAVE WAS THE WRECKED AMBULANCE. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT CERTAIN HOW THE RED CROSS WORKERS DIED THE UNITED NATIONS HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT A REPORT SUGGESTS THE AMBULANCE WAS DESTROYED BY BAZOOKA FIRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MUXKWDQOH6H4DPIKYDULBQF0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MUXKWDQOH6H4DPIKYDULBQF0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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